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. >> a controversay brewing on the u-c berkeley campus. between the student government and the salvation army. kron four's philippe djegal explains why some students want bell ringers banned from the university. >> if the uc berkeley government has of their way you will never receive the salvation army runners on campus ever again. and i think it has gone too far i would disagree with the band. and i think that the student body is discriminating against the salvation army. >> last month passed a resolution of the discriminatory practices of the salvation army and want to end the presence of the organization's donation containers on the uc- berkeley campus. students have mixed opinions >> and i think that if it is dividing the campus. >> from my stance, i believe that christians should be the bigger people. regardless, of what judgment is on one hand. >> the resolution states that the church services are only available for people that accept and abide by the doctrine and discipline. that excludes the homosexuality. the golden state of selvage an army responded to kron 4 and sang " totally false ". t
of unsolved crimes. this happened just 5th. two men got away in a dodge charger. >> moving on, uc berkeley leading in helping undocumented students get money for education. today, cal announced a grant awarded by the fund for that purpose. abc 7 news is here with a closer look at what that money will do. this other elections like michigan and texas now talking í÷ their own program. >> this was the only student in his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. yeah, i got in. time not going make it. right? i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for this? >> is he an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. the coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> the federal pell grant, work study, loans aren't eligible to undocumented students. >> rivera had a small private scholarship working owed jobs to put himself through cal but it wasn't enough that. is why the chancellor spear headed a scholarship program to help:e students like rivera. the fund responded with a $1 million award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of wor
is brewing at uc berkeley. at the center, famous charity nope for collecting donations during the holidays, but some students say the salvation army is antigay. we're live at uc berkeley. >> the salvation armis not doing any bell-ringing on campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of discrimination. last summer an official with the charity told an australian radio
accident if acting just two seconds faster would it not have hatched. >> a hit uc berkeley tonight. a million dollar endowment to help undocumented students make it through college. abc 7 news at 6:00 continue >>> in washington another day and another step closer to that fiscal cliff. at this point it's hard to tell if there is any progress in the negotiations. and judging by public statements made by the speaker, it does not look good. abc 7 news mark matthews is here with word on what we're not seeing. >> yes. we heard speaker boehner called the president this evening to make a counter offer to the president's latest offer, when abc 7 news at 4:00 we talked about inside game@ú4d versus the outside gam. the out side game is played for leverage. inside is where real negotiations are taking place. >> in okay gress the american people have be scratching their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious? >> democratic leader took the floor. >> he said he's willing to make some changes but it's important that any changes not hurt the middle class. >> the post you'ri
education become reality thanks to a big gift to uc berkeley. today uc berkeley announced a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for low-income, undocumented students. the students qualify for state financial aid but not federal grants or loans. undocumented immigrants and counselors say new money will help fill that gap. >> money to go to school, money to, like, you know, pay for your rent, money to buy food. >> what it tells our stunts that if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley, now you have support. >> uc officials say they plan to work with other colleges in california to help them build programs for undocumented students. >>> the biggest tides of the year are rising along the coast this week. the tides expected to peak on thursday, the so-called king tide. we've already been seeing impacts from higher-than-normal tides. the road along the bay was flooded this morning. it will likely flood again tomorrow and on thursday. experts say the naturally hof curing king tides will give us an idea what the coastline could look like in the future if water levels rise. >>> a bold jewelr
. rain in the forecast, we'll take a look coming up. >> ama: a controversy is brewing at uc berkeley. at the center, famous charity nope for collecting donations during the holidays, but some students say the salvation army is antigay. we're live at uc berkeley. >> the salvation armis not doing any bell-ringing on campus this holiday but are collecting clothing donations and student government wants it to stop. >> during the holiday salvation army bell ringers can be seen and heard collecting donations across the bay area. no bell ringers on uc berkeley's campus but there is this. two clothing donation boxes in front of a dorm and many don't like it one bit. >> i think it's very problematic that the salvation army is presented in such a prominent way. >> student senator recently voted in favor of a campus resolution to remove the donation boxes. >> we think they should be replaced with an organization like the goodwill that doesn't discriminate based on sexual orientation. >> the university student government association believes the salvation army is antigay with a long history of d
college in maine, he also went to uc- berkeley law school and finished in 1978. he and his wife have two daughters. i also want to mention, prior to becoming mayor, one of the key points in his contributions to the community is after he completed law school, he worked as a managing attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus, where he was an advocate for affordable housing and the rights of immigrants and renters. mayor lee -- [applause] >> thank you. welcome to city hall. the people's city hall, san francisco. i want you all to note that that was such a wonderful rendition of our national anthem. please give another applause to the millennium -- melanie and her daughter. i am so excited about all of you and seen so many of you from all over our state. come to city hall anin san francisco, welcome. i would like to welcome the former secretary of transportation. [applause] thank you for being here. thank you, john, thank you. our board of supervisors comment david chiu, thank you very much. david campos, thank you for being here. he is our adopted asian brother. we have so many of our
be in by tomorrow afternoon. >>> new million dollar scholarship fund established at uc berkeley offer financial aid to undocumented students. it is the first of its kind in the nation. and it is not without controversy however. education reporter lee ann has the story. >>reporter: los angeles person here was the only student at the high school to get that uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy because i was like yes i got in but i won't make. >> i won't be able to go. how aim going to pay for it. >>reporter: he's an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> federal pel grant, work study, loan aren't eligible to undocumented students. >>reporter: rivera had a small private scholarship and worked odd jobs to help put himself through cal. but it wasn't enough money to make ends meet. that's why uc berkeley chancellor robert spear head add scholarship program to help students likely vary a.evelyn and walter haas junior fund rae responded with 1 million dollar award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of work is abou
is a disaster. sign the petition. >>> a bit of holiday cheer spread at the uc berkeley campus with word that a scholarship is being set up for low income undocumented students. the university says the scholarship will help nearly 200 undocumented students from 20 different countries. >> what it tells our students is if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have support. what we've seen in the past when undocumented students were earning their way into uc berkeley they were really excited but the next question that came after that was, how do i pay for it. >> in the past, the haas family gave funds to set up programs like tutoring services for low income students. >>> the king tide will be moving in and people are being asked to share their images of the event. >> reporter: on thursday the tide should be even higher with a king tide. >> basically a king tide is just a natural tpe no, -- phenomenon it's the highest tide of the year. >> reporter: they monitor tides and how they effect the bay. as for the king tide. >> in some places it'll be a couple of inches in difference
at the uc berkeley campus with word that a scholarship is being set up for low income undocumented students. the university says the scholarship will help nearly 200 undocumented students from 20 different countries. >> what it tells our students is if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have support. what we've seen in the past when undocumented students were earning their way into uc berkeley they were really excited but the next question that came after that was, how do i pay for it. >> in the past, the haas family gave funds to set up programs like tutoring services for low income students. >>> the king tide will be moving in and people are being asked to share their images of the event. >> reporter: on thursday the tide should be even higher with a king tide. >> basically a king tide is just a natural tpe no, -- phenomenon it's the highest tide of the year. >> reporter: they monitor tides and how they effect the bay. as for the king tide. >> in some places it'll be a couple of inches in difference in other places it could be several feet. >> the king tide is expected t
increase the protein with people who have muscle wasting diseases including cancer. >>> researchers at uc berkeley have pinpointed a gene that helps turn carbohydrates into fat. when it was disabled in mice, it did not turn into fat. it's significant because it may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes. >>> a lawsuit is taking aim at what one group says are dangerous chemicals and products for infants and kids. baby product ares sold by major retailers contain unsafe levels of a flame retardant called trip. the legal move is a good way to get the companies attention. >> we have opened a dialogue with these companies and let them know we will have legal standing to sue them if they don't take action. companies during those 60 day call us and say hey, let's figure this out together. >> michael green shows studies that children have the highest levels o of flame retardants in their body. >>> today is pearl harbor day. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55
.]5)q now, requiring passengers to turn devices off during takeoff and landing. >> researchers in uc berkeley studying the way our body converts carbohydrates into fat found a gene contributing to fatty liver disease. and is a result of a diet filled with carbs. three quarters of obese people and a third of the americans have fatty liver disease. that now has potential to target drugs, treat diabetes and fatty liver disease. the study published online. >>> a german study finds women 35 ask younger develop a different kind of breast cancer. researchers studied 9,000 women. they found tumors in younger women were more aggressive suggesting they receive chemotherapy before surgery. >> let's move on to talk about the weekend weather. it's arrived. >> and sandhya is bundled up. no umbrella there. >> you think boy not have my coat and gloves on a night like this? it's getting cold up here, high clouds towards embarcadero. they're thin and whisp -- wisky. i want to show you our camera. taking a look at after glow of the sunset at 4:51 tonight. yesterday earlier of the year. and check out i
of examples from the uc berkeley archives in that regard. his typewriter. chris arrived at cal with a beautiful, fancy electric typewriter, a covetted object in that prelaptop and prepc era. chris decided that beautiful machine was too bulky and didn't like being tethered to an electrical outlet. one day he traded it for a little olivetti manual. he was so proud. he loved the tactile sense of klaking away, which he did well. he created great works. the next topic are shoes. as enlightened members of the ato fraternity, our class came up with an idea to have a great gatsby party every year. this was a major event where we had a band, pond and duck. chris wanted to dress the part and was delighted to find a snazzy pair of gaudy wing tips. he seemed undeterred by the fact these were golf spikes and that even after i mentioned to him that he would literally be cutting a rug if he wore those things, he bought them any way and unscrewed the spikes and danced up a storm. the floors needed refinishing any way. chris was one of the first people i knew in the prestarbucks era who bought
here. >>> uc berkeley is announcing the single biggest scholarship gift to help undocketmented students. today, the ut -- today, the university posted that the fund is giving the university $1 million to be used exclusively for undocument emergencied students. there will about -- there are about 200 students who qualify right now. the money will also be used to help future students. the students find they are priced out of college because any are not eligible for grants or loans. >>> major changes at the bay bridge. >>> and 49ers' tight end vernon davis showcases his talents off the field and this is for a good cause. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. >>> stock markets coming back to live, following hopeful signs of progress and budget talks being held in washington. it's come back a little bit. it was up
's anti-gay. we are joined live from u.c. berkeley where some students are raising those concerns. >> that's right, carolyn. some students say the salvation army is anti-gay so they don't want the charity on their campus and they don't want their fellow students supporting it. it's actually a push by the student senate that bans the bell ringers on the campus this holiday season. that's after they accused them of discriminating against gay and lesbians in their shelter. last summer an official with the charity told a talk show that according to scripture, gays must die. now students here want two closing donation boxes removed from in front of a campus dorm. cal students we spoke with have mixed reaction to the proposed ban. >> it doesn't mean i always send stuff to the salvation army, we've been kind of supportive of that but i didn't know they were anti-gay or homophobic so that's makes it questionable. >> donating to the salvation army doesn't mean your prejudiced against gays and lesbians, it just means you want to help people. >> in a statement to abc7 news, the charity says, quote, t
a threat. >> if you work hard and you get into uc berkeley now you have to court. >> the new letter to parents and what the school said about the principal's actions. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> boy check that out. a massive pipeline explosion destroyed at least four homes in sisso nville west virginia. incredibly no one was killed. the flames shot 50 to 75 feet into the air for about an hour before crews finally shut off the flow of gas. the explosion of a 20-inch transmission line also melted a section of an interstate highway. the fear now is of a possible second tear explosion so residents are being told to be ready to evacuate. >>> we have an update now on the developing news out of portland oregon where a gunman opened fire at a mall southeast of the downtown area. this is a live picture now of the town center where at least one person is dead. a second might be. and as many as 20 people may have been injured. witnesses say the gunman was carried an assault rifle an entered the mall through a macy's store then went to the food court area that's where the shooti
bargaining position. today, fish wholesaler as agreed to continue to paying $3 a pound. >>zo]fv uc berkeley announced a scholarship to fund undocumented students. this streamer -- dreamers fund will help 200 cal students that will not ordinarily qualify for grants. not everyone is happy about the fund. abc 7 news education reporter will have both sides of the controversy on abc 7 news at 5:00 and tonight at 6:00. >> san francisco 49ers announced a team with sony. >> yes. here is a look at what it will mean for fans. >> happening now, it will give fans a unique experience. this is one example of what #@!<5ñ company is bring together table or in this case, the this is the version on display in the sony store. there will be 2500 monitors throughout the new facility, giving fans a few four times higher resolution than standard hdtv. >> you can imagine this is throughout the stadium giving fans replays.y and when referees had knit realtime. >> the ceo long said the"e0ç stadium is not just about big screen buzz a software driven, state of the art network. fans won't need tv screens, because the
in 2009 but it was vetoed by then governor schwarzenegger. governor jerry brown voted against paying uc berkeley's new chancellor $50,000 more than his predecessor. >>> the national memorial for united flight 93 near shanksville, pennsylvania, has been open for a year. it still needs had millions in donations to be finished. operators of the park say they're $5 million short of what they need to complete the site and build an education center there. 46 people flying on september 11th from newark, newark, to san francisco were killed when flight 93 crashed in that field. the families say they're hoping for a boost from private donors including fortune 500 companies. >> i feel nothing but peace when i'm at the site, when i'm stand oughted sacred ground. >> 450,000 people have already visited the memorial. >>> has our obsession with cell phones risen to the level of an addiction? some researchers say yes. they say factors such as materialism and impulsiveness play a big role in tipping cell phone use into an addiction especially when phones are used excessively in public. that's when we're
growing. >>> and researchers at uc berkeley have pinpointed a gene that helps turn carbohydrates into fat. cashes did not -- carb is did not turn into fat. it may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes. >>> justin bieber must be thinking that the recording academy just doesn't like him. the 18-year-old pop star was not nominated for his album believe or any singles. his manager scooter went off about it on twitter, say grammy board blew it and that bieber deserved to be recognized. >> sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. >> he's doing okay, though. >>> they are in the holiday spirit in washington with the national christmas tree lighting on the white house lawn. >> the first family was on hand to welcome santa claus into town ♪ for goodness sakes ♪ >> i like him better doing al green. the christmas tree is a 28-foot spruce and from what state is that from colorado. >> decorated with bright green lights and stars. it was transplanted a couple months ago after the old tree died. and disney princesses star in this holiday lights display. this is at walnut creek. you can find t
intelligence at ucs berkeley, but you can take it for free on the worldwide web. >> he got a job with a palo alto on-line advertising company after he completed six on-line courses in five months. >> thinking about it is that no one really pays too much attention to credentials and people are interested in what you know and what you can do. >> it's like coming out west in the gold era. >> reporter: professor dublin, who tempes an intro to math class at stanford, which is also available free on-line, says this is unchartered territory. >> i have student as young as 14 and into their 80s. >> reporter: they are called massive open on-line course and at stanford three moocs were offered this. >> hanna isn't sure how she feels about people getting for free what she pays top dollar for. >> a little frustrating since i'm paying so much. >> reporter: these are some of the companies that offer classes. tamir says audis saved him about $15,000. >> i might have taken aboutia year to get something comparable. >> reporter: professor dublin says these do not lead to a college degree. >> it's a buye
. and the salvation army is at the center of a controversy at u.c. berkeley. why some students want to ban collection boxes on campus. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. m
at u.c. berkeley say that the salvation army is anti-guy, critting what they say is years of discrimination, including an interview where they said the salvation army said, quote, according to scripture, gays must die." so they don't want them on campus and don't want their fellow students supporting it. it started by banning salvation army bell ringers on campus this holiday season. that came after they said they discriminated against lgbt groups. now they want donation boxes removed from the dorms. they have mixed reaction against the push. >> we've been kind of supportive of that, but i didn't know that they were anti-gay or homophobic so that kind of makes it questionable. >> donating to the salvation army doesn't mean that you are prejudice against gays and lesbians. it just means you want to help people. >> in a statement to the news the charity said, quote, the salvation army believes all people are equal, regardless of sexual orientation. we firmly oppose mistreatment of lgbt persons. it ultimately will be up to university officials to decide whether to ban those t
of a controversy at uc berkeley. cal students are calling for a ban of the salvation army on campus, after allegations of being insensitive to lesbians and transgenders surfaced online. student leaders passed a billow posing the organization. university officials are considering a campus-wide ban of the group. the salvation army denies all of those allegations in recent statements. >>> funeral services are being held this weekend for two teenage girls shot to death in east oakland. 15-year-old raquel gerstel and 16-year-old bobby sartain were best friends. they were shot two weeks ago near brooke dale park. police have not made any arrests. services for raquel happen today at 11:00 this morning at cooper's mortuary on fruitvale avenue. >>> the man accused of killing sierra lamar will be arraign order new charges tomorrow. antolin garcia-torres has now been accused of three other attempted kidnappings. the 21-year-old was charged last month in connection to those assaults. the incidents took place back in 2009, all in safeway parking lots. garcia-torres was employed at the safeway in morgan
made. >> uc berkeley is launching a new scholarship fund exclusively for undocumented students. the dreamers fund will start with a $1 million donation from the evelyn and walter haas jr. foundation. undocumented students in california are eligible for some state to fund its culture programs but are eligible for federal financial aid. the million dollar fund will be paid out over the next five to 10 years. san jose ranks near the top nationally and rising home prices. according to the federal housing finance agency, home prices jumped over 3.4% in the third quarter of 2011 and 2012. that is the fifth highest rise in the nation. cities that sought even higher increases included bakersfield, phoenix and boise. >> we are back as 7:25 a.m.. we have showers outside and you can see this on storm tracker 4. what is falling is not falling very heavy. it is pretty scattered and that is the theme for today. we will give you an updated forecast coming up. >> a suspected tornado leaves behind a path of destruction and eastern florida. the storm is caught on camera. check it out. you can se
-old aldan mau. investigators still want to know how he died. >>> uc berkeley scientists say they've found and important clue to fight a chronic illness. researchers say a gene that turns carbs into fat may be responsible for fatty liver disease. they say future -- doctors say a high-carb diet that includes things like breads and pastas can cause liver disease. >>> coffee that would cost you $50 a buck and it comes from beans that pass through an elephant. the growers behind this black ivory coffee in thailand learned that feeding the elephants the beans and having them come out the other end adds a certain magic to the beans. >> there's acid in the stomach and that breaks down the protein and that's one of the things responsible for bitterness. so you have a coffee without the bitterness of regular coffee. >> i love it. it's something different. it's -- there's definitely something wild about it that i can't put a name on. >> very interesting. very novel. the flavor is nice. the coffee founder has spent $300,000 developing that idea. and you know it won't cost peanuts either. i had to say
the mental the bosuccesse bomb found at the school no arrest had been made. >> uc berkeley has announced that it is launching a new scholarship fund exclusively for undocumented students on campus. the dreamers on will start with a $1 million donation from evelyn and walter haas. and document tunes in california are eligible for some state funds college programs for our in eligible federally financial aid. the million dollars will be paid to an document is doing so it was 10 years. >> antioch new mayor is taking office at a time when there is a spike in violent crime in the city. >> wave harper has been in office exactly one week and there have been one murder and murder in separate drive-by shootings. that injured two people yesterday morning. harper says the first thing he wants to do is address the problem by creating a committee that will work with the community. harper who is also a tracy police officer wants to beat the into a police force-fed beef upper the tracy police department. >> the james lick looks slick although there is light traffic. we will be right you won't take my li
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